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The embodied energy and environmental emissions of construction projects in China: An economic input-output LCA model

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2010

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Chang, Y., Ries, R.J., and Wang, Y., 2010, The embodied energy and environmental emissions of construction projects in China: An economic input-output LCA model: Energy Policy, v. 38, iss. 11, p. 6597-6603.

Summary

A complete understanding of the resource consumption, embodied energy, and environmental emissions of civil projects in China is difficult due to the lack of comprehensive national statistics. To quantitatively assess the energy and environmental impacts of civil construction at a macro-level, this study developed a 24 sector environmental input-output life-cycle assessment model (I-O LCA) based on 2002 Chinese national economic and environmental data. The model generates an economy-wide inventory of energy use and environmental emissions. Estimates based on the level of economic activity related to planned future civil works in 2015 are made. Results indicate that the embodied energy of construction projects accounts for nearly one-sixth [...]

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DOI WECC []
ISSN WECC 0301-4215

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